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Sergio Caprari, Olympian and Former Champ Passes at 83

By Per Ake Persson

Former EBU and Italian featherweight champion Sergio Caprari has passed away at the age of 83. Caprari was an outstanding amateur and won a silver in the 1952 Olympics and then turned pro and in 1958 won both the national and EBU titles.

He was known for his excellent technical skills and is regarded as one of the greats in Italian boxing.

In his last fight - in 1962 - he was stopped in one by Filipino great Flash Elorde and was also stopped by Davey Moore. Caprari retired with a record of 52-4-2.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by londoner on 10-17-2015

As a kid, back in the days when there were only two TV channels in the UK, I remember late one night watching Caprari lose his European title to Gracieux Lamperti after 15 rounds of highly skilled boxing. Sergio was…

Comment by komandante on 10-16-2015

Saw his last fight when he lost to the great Filipino Flash Elorde. :boxing: Rest In Peace champ.

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